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LINKTV
Dec 24, 2012 8:00am PST
luther king jr., the home county of mrs. ralph abernathy, the home county of mrs. andrew young. and because of what happened to him, we made a decision to march. in selma, alabama, in 1965, only 2.1 percent of blacks of voting age were registered to vote. the only place you could attempt to register was to go down to the courthouse. you had to pass a so-called literacy test. and they would tell people over and over again that they didn't or couldn't pass the literacy test. on one occasion, a man was asked to count the number of bubbles on a bar of soap. on another occasion, a man was asked to count the number of jellybeans in a jar. there were african-american lawyers, doctors, teachers, housewives, college professors flunking this so-called literacy test. and we had to change that, so we sought to march. and we got to the top of the bridge. we saw a sea of blue-alabama state troopers-and we continued to walk. we came within hearing distance of the state troopers. and a man identified himself and said, "i'm major john cloud of the alabama state troopers. this is an unlawful mar
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 7:00am EST
action. i remember going down to the martin luther king center at mrs. king's invitation of speaking their during the time was there -- probably 20 years ago. i referred to rebel and -- ran martin luther king as reverend king and not dr. king and she said, thank you. reverend is what what mattered most. that is what the find him and set the course of his politics. host: what do you make of this piece in "the christian science monitor" talking about the changing landscape in new england. people are leaving the mainline churches and going toward alternative churches because, some are saying, these churches to not get involved in politics. guest: that are going to the ones that cannot get involved in politics. it is a complicated message. i imagine if you probe a little more deeply with the colts been interviewed, you find all sorts of reasons. people not just turn away from religion because it is getting involved in politics. it also like the message. they like what the church stands for. i notice a move in areas of traditional religious faith toward more evangelical churches -- whethe
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 5:30am EST
on the door and in was wheeled and he is stark not a bit of clothing and he immediately said you see, mr. president i have nothing to hide. host: any more of that story you know? guest: this is one of those stories there are several sides to it. and churchill did write a letter to the king that week saying i believe i'm the only british prime minister to have greeted the president naked. whether the exchange took place i have nothing to hide he said later we did have secrets. so there was some dispute good natured over the years whether that actually happened. and i should add when i was talking early why about the stenographers and typists, they were mostly young women. pat kenna was i think a corporal and was brought in but for the most part they were young women. many of them went to bed in tears after taking letters from churchill all day. host: did anybody stand up to him? guest: those who did got his respect. one important kicase was the middle east commander in cairo who was brilliant and spoke russian, wrote poetry. sounds like he could have been a good companion at churchill's
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